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Dallas-Washington DC Train Schedule

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Trip Summary

How much are train tickets from Dallas to Washington DC?

Lowest Price$192.00
Fastest Train36h 43m
Trains Per Day3
Train Lines1

Frequently Asked Questions

Is it safe to travel by train from Dallas to Washington right now?

We stand behind CDC guidelines that caution passengers against non-essential travel during the coronavirus outbreak. That said, we recognize not everyone is in a position to completely abstain. Whether it’s for work, to take care of family or to get back home, some circumstances inevitably require travel. If you’re one of those individuals who still needs to book a trip, you can continue to do so on Wanderu.

Know that most train companies are still running at this time, though some have limited service. Visit our COVID-19 travel guide for resources and daily updates on the coronavirus and COVID travel restrictions.

In order to keep vehicles as clean and sanitized as possible, train companies are taking extra precautions for coronavirus. For details on what various companies are doing to ensure their fleet remains safe for travel, click here.

Can you take a train all the way from Dallas to Washington DC?

Yes, there are trains that can take you the entire way from Dallas to Washington DC. However, there are also some trips on this route that require you to board another vehicle, such as a bus or a shuttle, during your journey. This is worth paying attention to as you book your trip, since a direct train may be preferable for its speed and convenience.

What is the price of a train ticket from Dallas to Washington DC?

In the last month, $210.83 was the average price of a train ticket from Dallas, TX to Washington, DC. Given how far apart Dallas and Washington DC are from each other, there's no getting around the fact that most train tickets are on the pricier side. You can expect to find tickets at that price or lower if you book your trip at least 16 days in advance. Otherwise, expect to pay around $141.57 more than that for a same-day booking.

How long is the train journey from Dallas to Washington DC?

The distance between Dallas and Washington DC is approximately 1182 miles, or 1902 kilometers. The average train journey between these two cities takes 44 hours and 34 minutes, although the absolute fastest you could get there is 36 hours and 43 minutes.

Looking for ways to pass the time? Most trains are equipped with Wi-Fi, which means you can stream music, browse social media or get some work done during your ride. That said, in case your train has a spotty signal, or is among the few without Wi-Fi, we also recommend downloading TV shows and movies to your mobile device in advance of your trip. That way the ride will fly by whatever the Wi-Fi situation.

When are trains the most crowded?

Trains from Dallas to Washington DC are the most crowded on Saturday. Tickets also tend to be more expensive then. If you are looking for a great deal on your train tickets or just want extra room to stretch out, consider traveling on Friday instead, as it tends to be the least crowded day of the week.

When are the first and last trains of the day?

The earliest train departs Dallas at 3:00pm while the last train of the day leaves at 8:00pm. To see all scheduled departure times, use the search function on this page to get the full schedule for your specific travel dates.

Is there a direct train from Dallas to Washington DC?

There are 3 scheduled trains on most days. Unfortunately, none of them are direct connections, so you will need to disembark from your original train and board a connecting train during your journey. Don't forget to bring your carry-on luggage when you switch trains. In some instances, you may also be responsible for transferring your own checked baggage.

You can also take a train for your return trip from Washington DC to Dallas. If you're not not set on traveling by train, you could always take the bus from Dallas to Washington DC for $87.00.

Which train should you take from Dallas to Washington DC?

Amtrak is the one and only train line which connects Dallas, Texas to Washington, District of Columbia. However, there are 3 trains per day to choose from.

TrainDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
Amtrak31d 20h 34m$224.48

Amtrak train tickets from Dallas to Washington DC start from $192, and on average cost $224. Daily there are 3 Amtrak schedules to Washington. Amtrak in Dallas leaves from Union Station - 400 S Houston St and one other station. And in Washington trains arrive at Union Station, From Dallas to Washington DC train travel on Amtrak takes 44 hours and 34 minutes. If you are looking to get to Washington faster, Amtrak offers more express schedule options with a travel time of 36 hours and 43 minutes. If you're considering a weeked trip, Amtrak offers 2 schedules for you to choose from. You can expect to pay for a one-way train ticket to Washington.

Where is the train station in Dallas?

There are two stations in Dallas where you can board the train to Washington DC:

  • Union Station - 400 S Houston St
  • Bus Terminal - 205 S Lamar St

Where is the train station in Washington DC?

Washington DC has one train station:

  • Union Station

Price trends for trains from Dallas to Washington DC

Average prices by travel date

$225$150$75SepSep

Monthly average prices

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Prices as travel date approaches

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